about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
- Dies Domini 28: The Gift of the Spirit
- Which Worship Aids?
- Private Masses–Bleah!
- EG 145: Preparing To Preach
- Dies Domini 27: The Day of Christ-Light
- One of Our Own
- The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)
John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: October 2010
Good word from the pastor this weekend at Mass, who, when announcing tomorrow’s liturgy, said that while it is not a holy day of obligation in our diocese, it remains a holy day of opportunity. At 10:00 tonight at the church … Continue reading
Once everyone is seated after the opening prayer, the funeral Mass continues pretty much like any other Sunday Mass. Hopefully with good music and the leadership of a choir, if possible. “Depending on pastoral circumstances,” you can proclaim either one … Continue reading
I know this piece went up before I left, but I noted the 100-plus comment thread yesterday. I got to about number 25 and thought, “same old, same old,” yawned, and moved on. Wouldn’t serendipity bring me to begin … Continue reading
I could say that my retreat was a sort of spiritual feast, and there was way too much to digest. Let alone sort through for what was great, good, meh, or something else–at least right now. Something that popped up … Continue reading
Which will probably never be considered, but here goes: 1. The CDWDS should retreat to the 2008 translation of the MR3, and prepare a like one for the German language. These translations should then be defined as the English and … Continue reading
Probably the first time in ecclesiastical history that someone is holding a pep rally for the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Not bad for a guy who never saw a schism he couldn’t widen. As a … Continue reading
Thanks for the comments taking me to task on my characterizations of some conservatives. Over the past few years, I’ve been especially careful in my criticism of ideologies within the Church. You can pretty much read what I write as … Continue reading
Paragraphs 131 through 135 in the introductory section, “Funeral Liturgy,” covered the background on the introductory rites. In the funeral Mass, the outline looks like this: Greeting Sprinkling with Holy Water [Placing of the Pall] Entrance Procession [Placing of Christian … Continue reading
Tinkering with the English version of the Roman Missal continues apace. One money quote from Jerry Galipeau’s blog regarding MR3.2: It will be interesting to see if Fr Z and other champions of accuracy and orthodoxy are willing to go … Continue reading
Three quick bits on the funeral Mass before we get into the actual red-n-black of OCF 158-176. First, it’s about location, location, location: 155. The funeral Mass is ordinarily celebrated in the parish church. And the words one uses: 156. … Continue reading
Archbishop John Nienstedt wades into it in the Twin Cities. I believe that it’s important that if you’re going to be Catholic, that you have to be 100% Catholic. That you stand by the church, you believe what the church … Continue reading
Four paragraphs describe the Funeral Mass. We begin with a good summary of Catholic belief in the Eucharist: 154. When one of its members dies, the Church encourages the celebration of the Mass. In the proclamation of the Scriptures, the … Continue reading
Draw the family to a special level of involvement, the rite instructs: 152. Whenever possible, ministers should involve the family in the planning of the funeral liturgy: in the choice of readings, prayers, and music for the liturgy and in … Continue reading
An interesting proposal from the Armenian Archbishop of Baghdad, Emmanuel Dabbaghian: that all the world’s bishops make an annual pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Holy Land is a country of pilgrimage and is where the Lord revealed himself and … Continue reading